Skip to main content
Skip to main content

MeL Minute

MeL Minute: OVIC Is Getting a Facelift

by Sonya Norris on 2019-07-11T13:10:00-04:00 in Teens | Comments

MeL faviconOpposing Viewpoints in Context (OViC) is getting a facelift this summer! Later this summer, you'll notice both visual and functional changes to the OViC environment. The primary goal of these updates is to work toward improved accessibility.

 

 

Visual Accessibility

  • New page colors to improve visual accessibility
  • Text size options are included on each page
  • Header size is reduced to allow for more content on the screen view and to improve the mobile view
  • Branding will appear on each page in the upper header

Improved Tools

  • Tool bar changes; tool bars will begin appearing on every page for greater ease of use and to allow for expanded article content in the first screen on mobile devices
  • Explorer will be more visible on the right side of the screen, making it easier for users to find more resources on similar topics
  • Expanded visibility for Author, Content and Source information for each article

When the change happens later this summer, the direct URL page on MeL.org will be updated with a new URL. No changes will be made to our geo-IP URL and there will be no changes to content or existing links at the article or page level. If you'd like a sneak peek there are three webinars scheduled starting July 18. Simply click the link to register. Recordings will be available for those who can't attend.

 

Sneak Peek at Gale Refresh

Thursday, July 18, 2019

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Gale Trainer: Tammi VanBuren

This summer, Gale is releasing experience and design changes across its portfolio of products. These product enhancements are designed to increase access to library resources online, in the classroom and have a greater impact on user success. In this webinar, we'll offer a sneak peek at these changes. This session will be recorded for those who can't attend.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5401438132055841803

 

Gale In Context Refresh

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Gale Trainer: Tammi VanBuren

Gale's In Context product family is receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. (Learn more about these enhancements here: https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements.) In this webinar, we'll share what's changing with Biography In Context, Opposing Viewpoints In Context, and other popular In Context resources and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder. This session will be recorded for those who can't attend.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2863978600471220749

 

Gale In Context Refresh

Thursday, August 1, 2019

3:00 – 3:45 PM

Gale Trainer:  Amber Winters

Gale's In Context product family is receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. (Learn more about these enhancements here: https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements.) In this webinar, we'll share what's changing with Biography In Context, Opposing Viewpoints In Context, and other popular In Context resources and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder. This session will be recorded for those who can't attend.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2659563995723699468

 

Brought to you by the MeL Team.
Supporting Michigan Libraries by Putting You First.
MeL eResources are available to Michigan residents or for Michigan library or school access only.
#IMLSGrant


 Add a Comment

0 comments.

  Recent Posts



MeL Minute: Fall Updates
This fall has brought a few changes to some of the MeL eResources and today’s MeL Minute has all the updates for you! Check out new info about Gale name changes, Britannica Fundamentals and a new eResource!: Michigan History magazine.
MeL Minute: A Heartwarming MeLCat Success Story
MeL Minute: MeL's New eResources Learning Academy

  Subscribe



Enter your e-mail address to receive notifications of new posts by e-mail.

  Archive



  Back to Blog Home
This post is closed for further discussion.

title
Loading...